The Mumbai Metro on Tuesday informed the Bombay high court that it would continue the existing metro rail fare till December 31, 2014 and the court directed the Central government to constitute the fare fixation committee no later than November 30.
Over 18.5 million commuters travelled on the Mumbai Metro from its inaugural date of June 8 this year till August 10,Reliance Infrastructure arm Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd (MMOPL) that operates the metro, said on Monday.
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) will soon challenge a single-bench order of the Bombay High Court on the Mumbai Metro fares in front of a division bench.
Mumbai: The Bombay high court on Tuesday rejected the Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority’s (MMRDA) petition challenging Reliance Infrastructure Ltd. (R-Infra)-led Mumbai Metro One Pvt. Ltd.’s (MMOPL) decision to increase fares for the Mumbai metro.
Mumbai Metro One Private Ltd (MMOPL) has introduced ’round trip tickets’ for commuters to enjoy a hassle-free ride on the Metro, this weekend.
This is India’s first metro railway project implemented on a public-private partnership model by a consortium headed by RInfra since 2007, at a total cost of around Rs 4,300 crore.
“We expect the collector’s office to hand over the land in a month’s time,” said MMRDA officials working on the project. They said the temple will not need to be shifted, only a part of the premises will have to move. Mumbai Metro’s first line on Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar is being built by a special purpose vehicle – Mumbai Metro One – owned by Reliance Infra, the MMRDA and a French multinational, Veolia.
As of now, the Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd (MMOPL) is constructing the steel bridge by using pre-cast concrete segments in which a number of small segments are cast between two pillars. The Western Railway has agreed to provide blocks of about two to four hours per day for the construction work.